"Wareham Town,Dorset,England" Wareham by CDM7

Wareham Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 71 photos

An historic market town which is situated on the River Frome some 8 miles from Poole.The town is on the main line from London , and the station is a 5 minute walk from the town.Bikes can be hired from the cycle shop which is next to the railway station.Every Saturday a market takes place on the quay by the town bridge.
The towns oldest features are the town walls,which are earth ramparts surrounding the town,likely built by Alfred the Great in the 9th century to defend the town from the Danes.By 1762,a fire destroyed two thirds of the town and after this know more thatched roof properties were allowed.Subsequently the town was rebuilt in Georgian architecture.

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  • Pros:A nice place to live.
  • Cons:Busy in Summer.
  • In a nutshell:An old market town with history.
  • Intro Updated Jun 25, 2013
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  • rosata's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    I like small towns like this, and its in the beautiful county of Dorset too.
    Hmmm, a good idea to rent a bike near the station.

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Aug 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Lia, thanks for rating and visiting my Wareham pages.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Good that there is a cycle shop next to the station.
    I must admit that I have never been to a pub called “The Silent Woman”. Is that a recommendation to the ladies, by any chance?

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Jun 27, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      Thanks for rating! The story goes that a den of smugglers and thieves discovered the landlady had been gossiping about their activities in the local market place.They then silenced her by cutting out her tongue,and thereby creating the 'unique phenomen' the silent woman.
      The pub sign outside shows a woman holding her head in her hands.

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